BAFS and External Events
The British Academy of Forensic Sciences (BAFS) held its first meeting in 1960. BAFS is a unique organisation formed from a unique mix of forensic medicine (pathologist, psychiatrists, physicians (FMEs), scientist and lawyers. Our events are usually based in London.
Next BAFS Event
The people versus Jack the Ripper
The British Academy of Forensic Sciences invites students from undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD programmes to a special event aimed at building an inclusive student community with interest in forensic science and other related fields including biosciences, pharmacy, toxicology, law, war studies, psychiatry and psychology, criminology etc. There will be a talk on “The people versus Jack the Ripper” with the opportunity to cast your vote, join in the Q & A session and finish with a reception to follow giving the opportunity to network.
Michael Mulford, who lives near St Andrews in Scotland, is a native of the city of Dundee and has held senior appointments in journalism, television and public relations. He was the first Crime Reporter in the history of “The Dundee Courier,” was a distinguished Parliamentary Correspondent of “The Scotsman” and Hansard shorthand writer before moving to Scottish TV in Glasgow.
His TV career saw him move from on-screen reporter and presenter to producer and director on the ITV network. As a Media Consultant he travelled widely in the old Eastern bloc teaching television production and journalism to students in post-Communist Romania, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Belarus and the People’s Republic of Moldova
Michael is no stranger to crime, having served a four-year sentence which saw him in every jail in Scotland as Head of Communications at the Scottish Prison Service. He also directed the official video record of the Lockerbie trial at Camp Zeist (pronounced as in “heist”) in The Netherlands. He later joined the UK Ministry of Defence as principle spokesperson for military Search and Rescue operations.
Regular BAFS Events
Venue: Royal Society of Medicine, London
The recent disasters, such as Grenfell Tower and Westminster Bridge, has highlighted how forensic science plays an important part in victim identification.A panel of experts will examine how forensic odontology, anthropology and pathology contribute to the identification process.
Learn about the psychological impact such events can have on victims, hearing more about the nature of the subsequent inquests from those supporting them.
- How forensic odontology contributes to disaster victim identification
- How forensic anthropology contributes to disaster victim identification
- How forensic pathology contributes to disaster victim identification
- How victims are affected by disasters
- How psychologists manage victims of disasters
Date: 16th December 2021
Time: 12:00-13:15hrs GMT
Analytical Services International (ASI) are returning with a bang and a real pre-Christmas treat that you can attend from the comfort of your lunch hour. Their speaker will be beaming in from Perth, Australia via TEAMS and although you may well be suffering virtual event fatigue by now, you will definitely not want to miss this one.
Dr Keith Norman ran the UNODC drugs laboratory in Kabul for over 4 years before leaving Afghanistan just before the Taliban reclaimed power. Keith will explain the drugs landscape, his work in running a drugs laboratory in a guerrilla war zone and the increasing threat posed by the country's drugs production and trade under the new regime. A well-informed eyewitness account and direct insight into Afghanistan's narco-economy that affects all interconnected countries on its vast trading routes and reach that include UK.
A fascinating and topical presentation that will reflect on the drugs trade before and after the shambolic exit of western military forces earlier this year.
To register please email email@example.com
Join this annual event, run for the 8th time, that will highlight the interaction of clinical forensic practice and the law. This webinar will introduce students and trainees to the variety of work in forensic medicine such that it may inspire an interest to find out more.
During this session, participants will be able:
- To gain an understanding of some aspects of clinical forensic practice
- To know about the benefits of a student elective in forensic medicine
- To describe the role of the clinician in:
- The Medical Examiner
- Forensic Odontology
- Forensic Psychiatry
- Sexual Offence Medicine
Last year was a hard year for students and universities and unfortunately the Society was unable to offer its usual student conference. This year the Chartered Society of Forensic Science is back. A virtual 1 day event we will be hosting speakers from a variety of forensic disciplines to give those studying some ideas as to the options available to them in the next steps of their career
This event aims to examine the essential aspects of an acute presentation of female genitalia mutilation (FGM) in a child and the criminal investigation, whilst ensuring the welfare of the child remains paramount.
In this session, key speakers will cover the clinical aspects of the child's presentation, assessment and clinical care, safeguarding the child, along with aspects of the police investigation and evidence gathering. It will also cover the case building, charging decision and prosecution.